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Bye Bye FR:Monograms

Integrity Toys announced this past week in a post they called “An exciting evolution!” that they would be discontinuing their FR:Monogram line in a move to help focus and unify the other lines.  Per the email from Integrity, the final Monograms will make an appearance at convention and then will forever “Requiescat in pace” R.I.P.   The FR: FR2 line will be merged with the FR classic line and a new updated FR/FR2 body will be introduced and used for all future Fashion Royalty offerings.  Nu.Face and FR: Homme will get an update in 2014.  Exciting news for sure.

My guess is that the classic styling that was the bread and butter of the Monogram line will now be serviced by their Victoire product.  Not surprising.  Many in the collecting community were expecting this but it still makes me sad.  The Monograms were a particular favorite of mine and some of my personal favorite photos were produced with this line.  That being the case, I thought I would do a little retrospective with this fabulous line.  I am happy to have these dolls in my collection and don’t plan on selling them.  It is also interesting to see how my photography has changed over the past couple of years Smile

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The Lady In Red: Part Two

Model:  Fashion Royalty “Fascination” Monogram

Suit: Miniature Couture

Hat:  Jakki Peters

Jewelry:  Silkstone Barbie Mattel

Shoes:  FR2 “Engaging” Elise

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The Lady in Red: Part One

Photography, in my opinion, is just like any other art form.  Some days you can be inspired and others….nothin’.  When it comes to photographing my collection, this happens to me all the time.  Sometimes, I will be inspired by something that can fuel ideas for sets of shoots that will keep me in blogging material for a couple of weeks.  I love it when that happens!  I was inspired recently by one prop and a treasure trove of Jakki Peters hats that I picked up at the recent Fashion Royalty Convention.  The material that came out of those shoots has become some of my favorite shots for the entire year.  Hope you enjoy this series which I call….The Lady in Red. 

Model:  Fashion Royalty “Fascination” Monogram

Hat:  Jakki Peters ( gift from a table mate at FR convention)

Suit:  Miniature Couture

Flowers, earrings , Shoes and necklace: Silkstone Barbie

Flowers:  Market Place Silkstone Barbie

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